W.E.A.P.O.N

Women & (girls) Education & Arts Providing Opportunity Now! W.E.A.P.O.N is a response to a demand by African women and girls to have easy access to education and a forum where their voices can be heard. With respect for local cultures and values, we work closely with communities to fund, cultivate and create arts and education initiatives ensuring the opportunity for women and girls to become more self reliant.

W.E.A.P.O.N
9 sunset ave
Venice, CA 90291
United States
1(888)593-2766
http://www.knowledgeisaweapon.org

President/ Founder

Megalyn Echikunwoke

Management Team

Jaclyn Jonet, Chibuko Echikunwoke

Board of Directors

Megalyn Echikunwoke, Uzodinma Iweala, Jaclyn Jonet, Chibuko Echikunwoke

Mission

Women & (girls) Education & Arts Providing Opportunity Now! W.E.A.P.O.N is a response to a demand by African women and girls to have easy access to education and a forum where their voices can be heard. With respect for local cultures and values, we work closely with communities to fund, cultivate and create arts and education initiatives ensuring the opportunity for women and girls to become more self reliant.

Programs

We are a brand new organization where project by project and community by community W.E.A.P.O.N will create partnerships with local leaders, art centers, schools, and existing organizations, to develop and provide funding for arts and education projects designed to empower and support the women and girls in that community. These projects are developed by listening and learning about the wants of the women in each community in order to ensure the projects are continuously evolving.

Statistics on W.E.A.P.O.N

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2009: $8,500
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $8,500
  • Other funding sources: We are in the process of writing grants for our first project. And we will use some of the current funds to manufacture our logo as jewelry to sell.
  • Religious Affiliation: We have no religious affiliation